Zaalouk is a popular Moroccan cooked salad of eggplants and tomatoes seasoned with paprika, cumin, garlic, and herbs. Roasting the eggplants is an optional but recommended step for adding a layer of smoky flavor.
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A delicious authentic recipe for Moroccan fish balls in zesty homemade tomato sauce. Fillets of sardines, whiting, or other firm fish are minced, seasoned, shaped into petite balls, and then poached in the sauce. This is sure to become a family favorite!
This puree of dried split fava beans may be humble fare, but a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a generous dusting with cumin and cayenne quickly transform it into something special. Enjoy it for breakfast, dinner, or anytime in between with crusty bread and a glass of Moroccan mint tea.
A quick, easy and healthy almond milkshake the Moroccan way! Blanched almonds are blended with fresh milk and a splash of orange flower water for traditional flavor.
How to make chebakia (or mkharka), a traditional Moroccan favorite in Ramadan and at special occasions. Honey, sesame, cinnamon, saffron, anise and orange flower water all contribute to the delicious sticky-sweet flavor of these flower-shaped cookies.
Melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan shortbread cookies with crackled tops. Toasted sesame seeds and ground almonds add nutty crunch.
Moroccan Semolina Cookies with Anise, Raisins and Sesame – Baked Harcha (Harcha dyal Ferran or Harcha au Four)
Harcha dyal ferran are crunchy semolina cookies that take their name from a Moroccan stove top bread called harcha. They make a perfect after-school snack or tea time treat.
This traditional Moroccan recipe for stuffed spleen is regarded as a delicacy by Moroccan offal lovers. A tasty filling of seasoned ground beef or lamb is mixed with rice and stuffed into a calf spleen, which is then roasted and served by the slice. Leftovers can be frozen for later serving.
My mother-in-law introduced me to this surprisingly tasty Moroccan Cabbage Tagine many years ago, and her delicious stewed cabbage recipe has remained in my cooking repertoire ever since. The cabbage is coarsely chopped into strips then stewed with lamb or beef in a zesty broth seasoned with ginger, paprika and cumin. Saffron is optional, but …